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Modern Indian and Health

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Modern Indian
Modern Indian

This is our modern Indian. First, he lives careless life under the influence of addictions and indulgences. Second, he surrendered to modern medicines. At last, he will expect and deamdn Ayurveda to do magic and save him.

Ayurveda is not a pseudo science that can give you false promises and instant relief like modern medicines. Without patience and zeal to live life (जिजीविषा), it can not work as savior. It demands sacrifices of your addictions. It demands you to live life in synergy with mother nature. It demands you to burn all your negative habits.

If you can, it is magic. If you cannot, don’t blame it for not saving your life.

Don’t regret if your Ayurvedic tips do not work for modern Indians. They deserve the great sunk (Doomed to extinction) since they do not respect their cultural traditions, prefer to uproot from roots and live careless life.

Picture from a book titled: “आयुर्वेद विभिन्न पहलू” by शरदिनी दहाणुकर एवं उर्मिला थत्ते

Liquor Seller : Role Model?

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Role Model?
Role Model?

Can you hide this fact from your kid that his/her so called role model is also a Whiskey salesman?

Teens and age below 16, do not have developed discriminatory intellect (as their brain is still growing) which can decide right vs wrong. For them, whatever their role model does, is right. Parents are role model Parent’s role models are their role models. TV gives them new bunch of role models.

So do not get surprised if your teen age boy is caught drinking whiskey with friends after playing Dhoni style cricket.

Is Dhoni your child’s role model? Take care.

This is not just about Dhoni. Entire Bollywood and Cricket clan is useless and not worth to follow. So what to do?
Find out जनक ! You must find Janak for your child. No matter how intelligent and learned you are, you will fail to convince your son/daughter certain important things about life.That’s where your learned friends will play the role in crafting your child’s destiny. I call such friends as real जनक. Real नंद.

Even Seer व्यास had to send शुक to जनक, to convince him about marriage and keep him away from Vairagya delusion.

Putna, Krishna and Gau

Krishna fighting against Putna src: Google search
Krishna fighting against Putna
src: Google search

Each story has hidden meaning if we learn to decipher. There is popular story known in our cutlure about Avtar Krishna and Demon Putna. And how baby Krishna kills the demon Putna.

The word “Pūtanā”, broken as “Pūt” (virtue) and “nā” (no) means “devoid of virtue”. Another explanation derives “Pūtanā” from “Pūta” (purifying), thus meaning “she who purifies”.Putana (Sanskrit: Pūtanā, lit. “putrefaction”) is a Matrika, who is killed by the infant-god Krishna.

In reality, Putna is a childhood sickness. Often due to post-delivery stress, mother’s milk become vitiated and imbalance of Dosha (Kapha, Pitta, Vayu balance) happens. More often in the case of first time mothers. If child’s mother cannot feed (in case of Krishna, mother was not able to feed), foster-mother feed. If this foster-mother’s intentions are not good, has no love for the child, milk becomes poison. And Putna arrives to kill or hamper the growth of the child.

Due to drinking such milk, infant’s body’s Vayu is aggravated and so infant suffers from Lack of sleep, diarrhea & constant thrist and constant crying. That is Putna.

If not taken care, infant dies. This is one of the primary cause of infant mortality.

Baby-Krishna could survive such vitiated milk. And that is how he killed the Putna!

How?

Solution: घृत ghee (COW GHEE)

” पिप्पली त्रिफला चूर्णं घृत क्षौद्र परिप्लुतम l
बालो रोदिति य: तस्मै: लेढुम दद्यात सुखावहम ll ” ( योग-रत्नाकर – द्वितीय खंड – बालरोग चिकित्सा )

Pippali and trifala churna with ghee and honey.

Needless to mention that Krishna was living with Nanda the Cow expert. So he must have got this treatment immediately. And since he took birth with perfect body, it was easy for him to fight against poisoned milk.

Things to take care:
1) Never give ghee and honey in same quantity i.e. 1 ml ghee + 1 ml honey = this is not preferable.
2) Purity of the sources. Ghee prepared from ethically procured milk and prepared by churning. Honey procured ethically without harming bees.

This is the reason, feeding mother should never take stress of any kind. She should be always cheerful and stress-free. Her food should be rich and wholesome prepared by someone who has highest love for both newly became mother and infant. And so post-delivery, new mother prefers to live with her mother. 🙂

वसुदेवसुतं देवं कंसचाणूरमर्दनम् देवकीपरमानन्दं कृष्णं वंदे जगद्गुरुम्|

Type 1 Diabetes, Microbes and Ganapati

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Bacteria diabetes

The part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus is known as GUT. This is reservoir of microbes. Critical digestive processes happen here.

In Ayurveda, this place is considered as मूलाधार चक्र.गणपति resides here. Ayurveda considers body beyond physical body and energy layer is one of such layer, प्राणमय कोष. Energy @ मूलाधार चक्र is responsible for person’s intelligence, valor and many other traits. And Ganapati resides here. He controls all activities.

Tvam muladhara sthitosi nityam |
त्वं मूलाधार स्थितोऽसि नित्यं।
Lord Ganesha! You always dwell in muladhara chakra!

मूलाधार : शक्ति Center near Gut & anus : Abode of मरुत गण (Microbes) and their leader गणपति

He is the lord of muladhara chakra. In other words, he rules our microbial flora (मरुत गण) and make sure only body-friendly मरुत गण resides in the abode.

मरुत गण (Microbes) : गण पति (Ganesha) : गण (Citizens) & पति (Protector) live together @ Muladhara

Awakening गण पति शक्ति is critical for maintaining health (which is critical for self-realization). Only he can protect and act as gatekeeper of Muladhara (Gut) so that body is kept protected from pathogens & aasuri shakti.

Now, let us come to diabetes!

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and—at present—nothing you can do to get rid of it.

Statistics

  • 1.25M Americans are living with T1D including about 200,000 youth (less than 20 years old) and over a million adults (20 years old and older)1,2,5
  • 40,000 people are diagnosed each year in the U.S.1, 2
  • 5 million people in the U.S. are expected to have T1D by 2050, including nearly 600,000 youth.2,3
  • Between 2001 and 2009 there was a 21% increase in the prevalence of T1D in people under age 20.3
  • $14B T1D-associated annual healthcare costs in the U.S.
  • Less than one-third of people with T1D in the U.S. are achieving target blood glucose control levels6
  • T1D is associated with an estimated loss of life-expectancy of up to 13 years7

As per latest research, microbes is the cure!!


Bacteria that Prevents Type 1 Diabetes

http://presse.inserm.fr/en/bacteria-that-prevents-type-1-diabetes/20118/


A pancreatic islet of Langerhans expressing the immunoregulator antimicrobial peptide CRAM (in red). The insulin-producting beta-cells are in green and the glucagon-producting alpha-cells are in blue. © Julien Diana
A pancreatic islet of Langerhans expressing the immunoregulator antimicrobial peptide CRAM (in red). The insulin-producting beta-cells are in green and the glucagon-producting alpha-cells are in blue. © Julien Diana

 

To combat pathogens, the immune system has developed various mechanisms to detect, defend against and even destroy micro-organisms that are harmful to the body. This includes antimicrobial peptides and natural proteins that destroy pathogenic bacteria by disrupting their cellular membrane. Not only are they produced by immune cells, they are also produced by cells whose functions are not immune-related.

A research team coordinated by Julien Diana, an Inserm Research Fellow at Inserm Unit 1151 “Institut Necker-Enfant Malades” [Necker Institute for Sick Children] (Inserm/CNRS/Université Paris Descartes), is focussing on a category of antimicrobial peptides, i.e.cathelicidins. Apart from their protective function, these peptides have also exhibited immunoregulatory abilities against several autoimmune diseases. As such, scientists hypothesise that cathelicidins may be involved in the control of type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease where certain cells in the immune system attack beta cells in the pancreas which secrete insulin.

Firstly, they observed that beta pancreatic cells in non-diseased mice produce cathelicidins and that, interestingly, this production is impaired in diabetic mice.

To test this hypothesis, they are injecting diabetic mice with cathelicidins where production is defective.

“Injecting cathelicidins inhibits the development of pancreatic inflammation and, as such, suppresses the development of autoimmune disease in these mice” states Julien Diana.

Microbes or Bacteria as popularly known, are our best friends. They save us from Type 1 diabetes! 🙂
 
But we will keep blind eyes towards these facts and apply antibiotics! create situations where antibiotics become unavoidable! 🙁
 
From Asthma to cancer to diabetes to irregular bowels to allergies to intellect to memory – we are at microbes’ mercy!
 
And who is there leader? गणपति! Worship him!! It is great psychological treatment (I know, this is very lowly reason for worship 🙂 )! After all, majority treatments are placebo! 🙂 

Need of the hour: Expand your Karma Kshetra(कर्म क्षेत्र) beyond social media!

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I may be connected to 600+ here and may be 1000+ in other online/offline networks but that is not the real Karma kshetra. I don’t expect any change from these networks.

कर्म क्षेत्र
कर्म क्षेत्र

My real karma kshetra is really really limited. Limited to two. Yes, two of my best friends is where I experiment my thoughts, whom I demonstrate changes in living. Even these two friends do not know that they are the chosen ones by me. They don’t even realize that their friendship with me slowly transforming us, they and me. These two friends have their own small network of two best friends. All in silent transformation with high respect for each other.

No matter how good writer you are, how good orator you are, your impact will be limited. Even Avtar’s impact was limited. Arjun and Udhdhva. Hanuman and Lakshman.

If you really want to change the society, start with self. Demonstrate it to your best friends. Just two of them who are most close to your nature and inclination. Inspire them to follow the same. That is how human chain will be built. That is how critical mass will emerge. That is how we can have larger enough tribe of साधु. That is how we can urge Avtar to emerge from us.

Descent – अवरोहण is very motivating event. It is motivating because infinity chooses to take a form. Unfortunately, this divine and act of strength is being converted into act of effete by us. चमत्कारवाद of waiting for him to come and abolish all problems in flash. With such impotent waiting, without demonstrating his will in action, he will never Descent.

Be साधू. Help others to become साधू. Let here be critical mass of साधू tribes. Force him by your love for him and his way of living so that he must Descent for साधूनां परित्राणाय.

If साधू (=Human with सरलवृत्ति) are not in majority, why would he feel need for recovery or preservation from loss or danger of साधू ?
To invite him, first complete his task. Be साधू , demonstrate साधू वृत्ति to only two. Your own Arjun and Udhdhva. Your own Hanuman and Lakshman.

Cow: Civilization Support

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Support System
Support System

‘Support’ is a critical domestic need for Creeper plant of climbing plant. Without support, plant’s growth is hampered. In wild, plants get natural support. But when you plant them, you have to arrange support.

Similarly, Gau mata is a support system, domestic need, established by Mother nature for her children. Without help of both mothers, healthy life is far fetched dream. Impossible.

This is for region where Gau mata naturally exist. For rest of the region, there are other setups.

Hanuman, Sadhana And Siddhi

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Hanumannatak
Hanumannatak

हनुमन्नाटक संवत १६२३ में संस्कृत भाषा मे रचित कवि हृदयराम द्वारा रचित भगवान राम के जीवन पर आधारित धार्मिक ग्रन्थ हैं। श्री बाली के अनुसार हृदयराम पंजाबी थे, तथा उनके “हनुमन्नाटक” को गुरु गोविन्द सिंह सदा अपने साथ रखते थे। इससे सीखो में भी बड़ा सम्मान हैं। पूरा ग्रन्थ लगभग डेढ़ हजार छंदों में समाप्त हुआ हैं। “हनुमन्नाटक” में हनुमान का चरित नहीं, अपितु भगवान राम का जीवन वृत्त, जानकी-स्वयंवर से लेकर राज्याभिषेक तक प्रस्तुत है।

There is one scene in this play where Ravana ponder upon burning Lanka that how come Hanuman, A Rudra Avatar, can burn creation of Rudra Bhakt?

Ravana Uvach
Ravana Uvach

Then he replied to self: “My 10 faces worshiped 10 forms of Rudra but the 11th one could not be worshiped.”

Hanuman is 11th Rudra.

Siddhi-focused SAdhna? Avoid.

There is no full stop in Sadhna. Keep walking on the path.

Science (Ayurveda) vs Pseudo-Science(Modern Pharma)

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What is science?
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Study of the physical and natural world using theoretical models and data from experiments or observations.
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What is pseudo-science?
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An activity resembling science but based on fallacious assumptions
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Let me share two examples here. You decide, what is science and what is pseudo-science.
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Example 1
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In the 1950s two new drugs became available to treat common problems in pregnancy. One was thalidomide and the other was diethylstilbestrol, otherwise known as DES.

These were drugs that were considered safe for pregnant women and had actual or purported benefits.Between 1957 and 1961, thousands of women were prescribed thalidomide. In 1960 it could be purchased over the counter in Germany without a prescription.

At least ten thousand to twenty thousand babies were born with serious birth defects, mostly involving limb development, with shortened or missing arms and legs, as well as anomalies of the pelvis, eyes, and ears. Many defects were lethal.
A drug proven safe based on so called scientific studies failed miserably.

DES is similar story. Google and read about it.

Science or Pseudo-science?

DES
DES

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Example 2
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Turmeric
Turmeric

From time immemorial, Turmeric is prescribed by Ayurveda as life enriching drug. There is no side effect reported so far. When used as per prescriptions, it surely gives results.
There are at least 1000+ such prescriptions by Ayurvedic texts.
Science or pseudo-science?

Only educated arrogant will live in self-denial mode.

Art of scientific study is not in transforming natural phenomenons into complex formulas and patents but to simplify them to the level that it becomes common sense and anyone can use knowledge to live happy life.

Ayurveda passes this test. Modern medicine fails miserably.


About DES


“clear cell adenocarcinoma (cancer of the cervix and vagina), birth defects, and other developmental abnormalities in children born to women who took the drug while pregnant; increased risk of breast cancer, higher risk of death from breast cancer; risk of cancer in children of mothers taking the drug including raised risk of breast cancer after age 40; increased risk of fertility and pregnancy complications, early menopause, testicular abnormalities; potential risks for third generation children (the grandchildren of women who took the drug) but they are unclear as studies are just beginning

 
Studies in the 1950s showed the drug was not effective at preventing miscarriages, premature labor, or other pregnancy complications.”
 

Today’s panacea, Tomorrow’s poison

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In this information age, I have seen common public feeling more powerful and educated. So they become their own doctors. For common sicknesses, they take decisions for self and family members without consulting doctors. And these decisions are not about home remedies but allopath medicines!

One thing we all miss is: No chemical-drug come without side effect. Some of them come with severe side effects. So it is not worth to take them often. Instead, design your life routine, food, habits in such a way that you don’t really need medicines.

For pain relief, headache, mild fever, stress, depression etc, I suggest you to never take medicines in haste. Even when doctor prescribes, take second opinion.

vioxx img src: http://blog.cleveland.com/business/2008/03/vioxx.jpg
vioxx
img src: http://blog.cleveland.com/business/2008/03/vioxx.jpg

Vioxx (Rofecoxib) was a pain relief drug.Ads for Vioxx features Olympic gold medalists Dorothy Hamill and Bruce Jenner. Vioxx was prescribed to more than 20 million people. It was in market for more than 5 years!

And later it was found that it increased risk of heart attack and stroke; linked to about 27,785 heart attacks or sudden cardiac deaths between May 20, 1999 and 2003.

🙂 So take care. It is always good to rely on natural remedies, your kitchen pharmacy for common cold, low grade viral infection, pain, stress, depression, headache etc. (Y) And never become your own self-appointed allopath doctor! 😀

Take care. Prevention is the only cure in this era. Be regular in routine, be stress-free and save yourself from unforeseen sicknesses.

Img src: http://prescriptiondrugs.procon.org/files/1-prescription-drugs-images/vioxx.jpg
Img src: http://prescriptiondrugs.procon.org/files/1-prescription-drugs-images/vioxx.jpg

35 FDA-Approved Prescription Drugs Later Pulled from the Market

http://prescriptiondrugs.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=005528

 

 

 

Super Hero : Dharma vs Rest

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Super Hero : Dharma vs Rest
Super Hero : Dharma vs Rest

Western Superhero -> “I am capable enough of doing everything. I can save the world. I am center of the universe. I can destroy all evils.”

Our Superhero -> He takes the driver’s seat. He navigates. He directs. He inspires. He believes in collective actions. He believes in awakened mass. To his best friend, he says: “Do not become a coward, O Arjuna, because it does not befit you. Shake off this trivial weakness of your heart and get up for the battle, O Arjuna.”

Rama was capable to slay Ravana alone but he did not. He did Nation-wide Van-yatra, awakened the mass, took their help and collectively fought.

Look at the go-vardhan picture. It is not just Krishna that is participating.

This universe runs by collective actions. Even Avatar demands it.

So when your child is raised by the stories of Batman and Superman, it is difficult to instill this valuable learning about collective actions. And child may develop false delusion of super-ego.

I would any day prefer stories of Rama and Krishna over Batman and Superman.

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